Fox Sports Net to Air Inside Look at DePaul University Basketball Program in New Documentary

The Demons Within Examines Personal Side of DePaul Players and Coach Pat Kennedy

CHICAGO – In a season filled with high expectations and a national spotlight, the 1999-2000 DePaul Blue Demons men’s basketball squad and head coach Pat Kennedy had more than just basketball to deal with during last year’s promising campaign. In an unprecedented television event, Fox Sports Net and TeamWorks Media take viewers inside the world of DePaul Blue Demons basketball in the all-access documentary, The Demons Within.

On Monday, December 25 (Christmas night) at 7:00 PM, Fox Sports Net Chicago will premiere The Demons Within, a two-hour documentary focusing on the inner workings of the Blue Demons program and a never-before-seen look at the relationship between the DePaul coach and his players. The access granted for the making of The Demons Within gives an unabridged portrayal of one of the nation’s most popular college basketball teams. Fox Sports Net Chicago will replay The Demons Within on Saturday, December 30 at 8:00 PM and Friday, January 5 at 8:00 PM.

Produced by TeamWorks Media co-founders Kevin Krebs and Jay Sharman, The Demons Within takes an in-depth look at the dramatic personal stories behind the players and coaches and provides a unique perspective into big time college basketball. Head coach Pat Kennedy, perceived as an east coast outsider, tries to redeem the DePaul program and establish himself as the leader of a new era in Blue Demons basketball. Quentin Richardson, who discovered his passion for basketball from his mother before she died, fulfills his dream. Rashon Burno, an undersized point guard, who tragically lost both parents as a child, perseveres to become the heart and soul of the team that has become his family. These are just some of the unique stories explored in The Demons Within.

“The access provided for this documentary by DePaul AD Bill Bradshaw, Coach Kennedy and the DePaul staff is truly unprecedented,” said James J. Corno, Fox Sports Net Chicago’s Senior Vice President/General Manager. “We always strive to provide our viewers with a special insight on the local teams and players they care about most, The Demons Within is a perfect example of that commitment.”

“We were with this team for the entire season, capturing over 300 hours of footage over 100 shooting days,” added Krebs. “We gained extraordinary access to a nationally-ranked team, allowing us to tell a story that goes well beyond the boundaries of the basketball court.”

The Demons Within will also air nationally on Fox Sports Net regional sports networks from December 25 to January 6 reaching over 70 million homes.

Fox Sports Net is a service of National Sports Partners. Equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group, Fox Sports Net now reaches more than 70 million homes nationwide. Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including: its 50 percent ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising; majority ownership of Madison Square Garden Properties; and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in six of the nation’s largest markets – Chicago, New England, Florida, New York, Ohio and San Francisco.

Chicago-based TeamWorks Media, created in August 2000, is a one-stop sports multimedia production company specializing in original television programming, video production and online services.


Jeffrey Nuich
FOX Sports Net Chicago

Tom Smithburg,
TeamWorks Media